Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Catch the sparks you need to conquer writer’s block, depression, and burnout!

When Chrys Fey shared her story about depression and burnout, it struck a chord with other writers. That put into perspective for her how desperate writers are to hear they aren’t alone. Many creative types experience these challenges, battling to recover. Let Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer's Block, Depression, and Burnout guide you through:

·        Writer's block
·        Depression
·        Writer's burnout
·        What a writer doesn’t need to succeed
·        Finding creativity boosts

With these sparks, you can begin your journey of rediscovering your creativity and get back to what you love - writing.


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When I shared my story about depression and writer’s burnout, I received many emails, comments, and Facebook messages from other writers thanking me for my bravery and telling me about their own trials. That really put into perspective for me how many people suffer from depression and/or burnout in silence. I had no idea those individuals were impacted by these things, just as they hadn’t known that I was, because my outward presence to others was always happy and smiley and bright.
After the supportive response and upon realizing how many writers in my online circles were struggling, too, I wanted to do something to help. I was candid with my experiences and blogged about the things that assisted me through the rough times in the hope that it would aid others.
During this time, I recognized the need for writers to receive support, guidance, tips, reminders, and encouragement during their writer’s block, depression, and burnout. That’s how I got the idea for this book. A book not just about depression or only about writer’s block, but both, and much more.
Since you have picked up this book, that means you may need assistance with one or all of these areas, and I sincerely hope you find what you need here…that tiny spark to get you through whatever you are going through.
As always, keep writing.
Keep believing.
Keep dreaming.
Chrys Fey

Chrys Fey is the author of Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication. She is also the author of the Disaster Crimes series. Visit her blog, Write with Fey, for more tips on how to reverse writer’s burnout. https://www.chrysfey.com/

Thanks for visiting with us today, Chrys.
Your book sounds like a lot of help for struggling authors.
Will enjoy reading it to see how your advice can help.


Monday, July 6, 2020


Today I'm excited to share with you a story that I recently read. 

Isn't this a gorgeous cover?

My thoughts.


By Yolanda Renee

Murder Just Because, A Detective Quaid mystery: The Return of the Snowman is the fifth book in the series. I haven’t read the first four books but kept hearing how good this one was so I had to try it. I purchased the eBook and discovered that everyone was right. And then I won a paperback copy of the book. Lucky me, because I’ll probably read it again. I do that with books I really enjoy to make sure I haven’t missed anything important.

This is a story that will stay with you, at least it has me, for a long time. Warning: be prepared. Some of the scenes are quite graphic, with sex or murder or both. The scenes are handled just right for the story, showing the life of a serial killer. I kept whispering, “No, no, don’t do it.” And closed my eyes.

Yolanda Renee has done a great job with Murder Just Because. Even the title warns the reader. If you have a weak stomach, take care. But I recommend the book for readers who have a tough stomach and enjoy a novel that will have you turning pages to see what happens next. Happy Reading.


Happy Reading

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional!!!

July First Question:  

There have been many industry changes in the past decade. So what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?

I really can't think of anything except something simple. One thing that bugs me, though, is my computer filling in ideas when I'm slow and thinking about what I want to say. It takes me awhile to figure out what I'm doing. In the meantime, the computer is adding words that have nothing to do with my post. Just keep it easy for people like me who grew up without a computer or a TV. Oh, no Cell Phone either.
How about you?

Alex's awesome co-hosts for the July 1 posting of the IWSG are Jenni Enzor, Beth Camp, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Tyrean Martinson, and Sandra Cox!

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Insecure Writer’s Support Group Website!!!

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Have a great day.